Nick is a program assistant with the Program on Nonviolent Action, where he focuses on research and training and education for nonviolent action in Sudan and South Sudan. Prior to this role, Nick supported USIP’s Learning, Evaluation, and Research team as a research assistant. Before coming to USIP, Nick worked for the Kaizen Company in Liberia as a program officer for a project called Mitigating Local Disputes in Liberia; and managed a large pool of NGO clients to support their research and grant development needs with Hanover Research.

Nick’s research interests exist within the broader field of conflict transformation. He most recently conducted field-based research on the integration of religious minorities in Malta with George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Additionally, he has conducted research for USAID on external interventions to foster social cohesion in post-conflict states.

Nick holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Nick received his Bachelor’s degree in Government from the College of William & Mary.

Publications By Nicholas

In South Sudan, Nonviolent Action is Essential to Building Peace

In South Sudan, Nonviolent Action is Essential to Building Peace

Friday, February 22, 2019

By: Maria J. Stephan; Nicholas Zaremba

On September 12 of last year, South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, signed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) with South Sudan People Liberation Movement in Opposition chairman Dr. Riek Machar and several other armed groups. Meanwhile, South Sudanese civil society has sought to further advance the country’s peace process through coordinated, strategic nonviolent actions and campaigns.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Nonviolent Action

Effectively Fighting Corruption Without Violence

Effectively Fighting Corruption Without Violence

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

By: Nicholas Zaremba; Tabatha Thompson

In 2013, musicians, artists and activists began what became one of Africa’s most successful grassroots political movements, The Citizen’s Broom (Le Balai Citoyen). Organized to fight corruption in Burkina Faso, the campaign brought thousands of people into the streets with brooms to “sweep them clean” and highlight longtime President Blaise Compaore’s illegitimate attempts to maintain power.

Type: In the Field

Nonviolent Action; Democracy & Governance

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